More than 3,900 people experienced the in-person benefits of being part of the network at Virtuoso Week August 11-17, 2012. The event was historic in several ways:
- The highest attendee total ever, breaking 2011's previous high of more than 3,700
- The highest member advisor total - 1,859 – up 11.5% from the previous year
- Every member region sent more attendees than in 2011
- The highest number of suppliers - 1,695 – up 6% from the previous year
Advisors represented 427 agencies and suppliers were from 988 companies. Overall, 85 different countries were represented.
The number of advisor-supplier meetings also hit a new record high: an estimated 312,000 4-minute appointments, up from 2011's 265,000. The 10-minute sales meetings, in their second year, also proved popular, with an estimated 13,000 10-minute sales meetings taking place. total estimated relationship-building that took place by attendees last year is an impressive 4,200,000 minutes - which equals eight years.